44 attractions you should visit in North Lanarkshire - With photos & details

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Top 44 attractions to explore in North Lanarkshire

North Lanarkshire is one of 32 council areas of Scotland. It borders the northeast of the City of Glasgow and contains many of Glasgow's suburbs and commuter towns and villages. It also borders East Dunbartonshire, Falkirk, Stirling, South Lanarkshire and West Lothian. The council covers parts of the traditional counties of Dunbartonshire, Lanarkshire and Stirlingshire.

Airdrie Town HallStirling St, Airdrie ML6 0AS, UK
Man-made Structures- Other

This is an events venue in Stirling Street, and also a Category B listed building in  Airdrie, North Lanarkshire, ScotlandThis traditional style town hall comprises of a large and a lesser hall. The large hall has a main hall and balcony. Seating 660 for a concert or conference. Also used for weddings and dinner dances. The lesser hall is situated on the upper level of the facility and has a capacity of 110.

Allanfauld FarmAllanfauld Farm, Allanfauld Rd, Kilsyth, Glasgow G65 9DF, UK
Outdoors- Other

Allanfauld is a family farm run by Archie and Libby MacGregor, situated close to the town of Kilsyth, deep in the heart of the Scottish countryside. They offer comfortable and relaxing accommodation on a working beef and sheep farm, ensuring an unforgettable holiday experience.

AmazoniaStrathclyde Country Park, M74, Bellshill, Motherwell ML1 3RT, UK
Forests

This is an indoor tropical rainforest with over 70 different species is themed on the Amazon rainforest in South America. Experience free flying butterflies above your head, catching your eye with their dazzling colour and hold frogs, snakes and lizards in the handling room. Amazonia is a temperature controlled tropical house, home to over 70 different species. Amazonia is themed on the Amazon rainforest in South America, the largest rainforest in the world.

Auchinstarry Marina AuchinstarryAuchinstarry Marina Auchinstarry, Kilsyth, Auchinstarry, Glasgow G65 9SG, UK
Outdoors- Other

Auchinstarry is a 50 berth marina with long and short term moorings and if you fancy setting sail along the canals why not sign up for inland waterways training with Seaskills The Forth & Clyde Canal Society also operate barges for hire along the canal. If its adventure you’re looking for you will find at Outdoor Trax, where you can hire mountain bikes, canoes and kayaks or why not why try rock climbing and abseiling within the nearby quarry.

Auchinstarry QuarryAuchinstarry, Croy, Kilsyth, Glasgow G65 9SG, UK
Outdoors- Other

Auchinstarry Quarry is a central belt Dolerite quarry near Croy, that has been landscaped to provide a pleasant enough venue. Has the benefit of being close to a main line train-station, making it easy to reach for those in Glasgow or Edinburgh without a car. For those with a car, parking is very close - one of those belay from the car venues. It is a very popular rock-climbing destination, boasting a very wide range of climbing.

Banton LochBanton Loch, Glasgow G65, UK
Outdoors- Other

Banton Loch lies a half-mile west southwest of Banton on the eastern edge of Kilsyth. The loch contains the small Speirs Island which was once rather larger and has associations with the Battle of Kilsyth, which was fought nearby in 1645. The loch expanded to supply the Forth & Clyde Canal, which passes a half-mile  to the south, and later became the property of the London Midland & Scottish Railway. Colzium House lies a quarter-mile  to the west.

Baron's Haugh Nature Reserve Motherwell ML1 2QW, UK
Outdoors- Other

Baron's Haugh is an important community nature reserve in Motherwell and is a real gem for wildlife and for visitors too. Spend time in one of the four hides, looking out at the ducks and swans on the haugh, or take a walk through the woods. The Reserve has over 25,000 visitors each year – birders, dog walkers and other recreationists. It is nationally important for its numbers of wintering Whooper swans and breeding Gadwall and is a well known site for passage waders and hosts an excellent bird

Belhaven ParkBelhaven Park, Muirhead, Glasgow G69, UK
Parks

The park covers an area of 4.5 Hectares. It has an attractive layout of ornamental trees, shrubs and flower beds. Hanging baskets and flowering bulbs add more colour to the park during the spring and summertime. One of the iconic allocation for a walk and also yu can spend some good time in this area.

Broadwood LochBroadwood Loch, Cumbernauld, Glasgow G68, UK
Man-made Lakes

Broadwood Loch is a man-made loch with surrounding woodland, grassland and lowland peat bog habitats. The wildlife ponds are home to damselflies and dragonflies and swallows can be seen swooping overhead in summer. There is a circular walk round the loch.

Burngreen ParkBurnbank Terrace, Kilsyth, Glasgow G65 0AE, UK
Parks

Burngreen park situated between the Ebroch and Garrel burns covers an area of one hectare. It is a formal park with attractive floral displays and green spaces. Other features include the war memorial for the people of Kilsyth and the recently restored bandstand and drinking fountain.

Cambusnethan House/PrioryCastlehill Rd, Overtown, Wishaw ML2 0DY, UK
Iconic Buildings

Cambusnethan House, or Cambusnethan Priory, in North Lanarkshire, Scotland, was designed by James Gillespie Graham and completed in 1820. It is generally regarded as being the best remaining example of a Graham-built country house in the quasi-ecclesiastical style of the Gothic revival. It was rented for a short number of years in the early 1960s as an architects office for the team who built the 60s part of Livingston, Scotland.

Carfin Grotto100 Newarthill Rd, Motherwell ML1 5AL, UK
Churches

Carfin Lourdes Grotto, a Roman Catholic shrine in Scotland dedicated to Our Lady of Lourdes, was created in the early twentieth century. The "Carfin Grotto", as the shrine is locally referred to, was the brainchild of Father, later Canon Thomas N. Taylor, parish priest of St. Francis Xavier's Parish in the small, mining village of Carfin, which lies two miles east of Motherwell, in the West of Scotland.

Carron Valley ReservoirCarron Valley Reservoir, United Kingdom
Lake/ River/ Ponds

Carron Valley reservoir is one of the most scenic trout fisheries in Scotland. Carron Valley is a popular place for outdoor activities such as mountain biking, hiking and the reservoir offers one of the most scenic trout fisheries in Scotland.

Colzium Estate and Museum106 Stirling Rd, Glasgow G65 0PY, UK
Iconic Buildings

Colzium House was once the seat of the Edmonstone family but became the property of the Burgh of Kilsyth after the Second World War. Built in 1783, it was substantially enlarged in 1861. Much of the original building was pulled down in the late 1940s, due to dry rot, but the Victorian frontage and wings survive to form the house we see today.

Cumbernauld House ParkKildrum, Cumbernauld, Glasgow G67 3JG, UK
Iconic Buildings

Cumbernauld House is an 18th-century Vivido Scottish country house located in Cumbernauld, Scotland. It has a well developed history, with ties to the Romans, Normans,  James IV, Mary Stewart, Cromwell, Covenanters, and the Jacobites. More recently it has provided the people of Cumbernauld with attractive open space for relaxing and walking.

Dalzell EstateDalzell Burn,, Motherwell ML1 2DF, UK
Outdoors- Other
Iconic Buildings

The Estate started life as a Royal Hunting Forest in 843, and was owned by the Dalzell family until 1647 when it was granted to James Hamilton 1st of Dalzell. In the 1980s the house was restored and divided for sale as eighteen private apartments, while the surrounding Dalzell estate is now owned by North Lanarkshire Council. The house is protected as a Category A listed building, and the grounds are listed on the Inventory of Gardens and Designed Landscapes in Scotland.

Dalzell HouseDalzell House, Motherwell ML1 2SJ, UK
Iconic Buildings

Dalzell House is a historic house in Motherwell, North Lanarkshire, Scotland. It is located to the south of the town, on the north bank of the River Clyde. At its core is a 15th-century tower house, with extensive additions built during the 17th and 19th centuries. In the 1980s the house was restored and divided for sale as eighteen private apartments, while the surrounding Dalzell estate is now owned by North Lanarkshire Council. The house is protected as a Category A listed building, and the g

Duncarron Medieval VillageDuncarron Medieval Village, Denny FK6 5JL, UK
Outdoors- Other

Duncarron Medieval Village is a medieval fortified village currently under construction and run by the Clanranald Trust. Francis Lopez, Screen Commission Assistant, recently went on a recce of the site to find out more. The medieval village is being built with the help of volunteers from all walks of life, and is intended to preserve and disseminate Scottish culture and heritage through education, active participation and entertainment.

Fannyside LochsFannyside Lochs, United Kingdom
Outdoors- Other

Fannyside Lochs is a water feature in Scotland. Fannyside Lochs is situated northeast of Greengairs, close to Fannyside Lodge. The loch, 2¾ mile SE of Cumbernauld town, lies 550 feet above sea-level, and measures 6¾ furlongs in length by from 1 to 2 furlongs in breadth. It contains a few pike and perch, but no trout. The moor lies around the loch, chiefly on the N side, comprises upwards of 3 square miles, and has traces of a Roman road, running southward from Castlecary.—Ord. Sur., sh. 31, 1867

Map of attractions in North Lanarkshire